The United States is home to 86.4 million owned cats, and 52 percent of owners own more than one cat. That means more furry love for owners, but also can put your cats' tails in a twist over that (HISSS!) new feline friend. From conflicts over favorite sleep spots to sharing potty facilities, adding new pets rubs fur the wrong way and creates hairy situations for everyone - including you.
This new guide gives owners all the must-knows about cat behavior, whether they share their home with a single feline or a clowder of cat companions. You'll learn why cats act with cat-egorical aggression, and learn how to soothe the growls and turn your household into a peaceable kingdom. You'll find detailed, prescriptive, how-to advice focused on the most common problems found in the multi-cat household. Use these fun techniques to calm fears, explain cat body language, and strengthen the bond you share with your cats. Step-by-step tips from this award-winning author and certified animal behavior consultant explain how to:
Recognize and diffuse cat-to-cat aggression
Settle disputes over territory, potty problems and mealtime woes
Train your cat to walk on leash, come when called and more
Choose an appropriate furry friend that resident cats welcome with open "paws"
Introduce the new arrival (including babies, kids, and dogs) to the current cats
Solve common pet peeves: meowing, clawing, countertop cruising, door dashing
Understand weird behaviors: phone attraction, mirror fear, "elevator butt", and toilet pests
Fun, practical, and eminently informative, ComPETability helps owners devise strategies that enable multiple cats to live in harmony within the same household. Written by one of America's premier pet experts, the book explains everything the loving cat owner needs to know. Most importantly, ComPETability provides crucial tips on how to evaluate and match your pets' personalities, improve their relationships, and make your home a sanctuary for cat fun and peace.
For more pet behavior advice refer to: ComPETability: Solving Behavior Problems In Your CAT/DOG Household and ComPETability: Solving Behavior Problems In Your Multi-DOG Household
About the author: Amy Shojai, CABC has been reinventing herself for years. She's a certified animal behavior consultant, and the award-winning author of two dozen best-selling pet books that cover furry babies to old-fogies, first aid to natural healing, and behavior/training to Chicken Soup-icity. She is the Puppies Guide at puppies.About.com, the cat behavior expert at cats.About.com, and hosts a weekly half hour Internet Pet Peeves radio show. Amy has been featured as an expert in hundreds of print venues including The New York Times, Reader's Digest, and Family Circle, as well as national radio and television networks such as CNN and Animal Planet's DOGS 101 and CATS 101. Amy brings her unique pet-centric viewpoint to public appearances, nonfiction books, and thrillers with bite!
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